WADDINGTON: From barrister to beekeeper

Mary’s meals - Vice-president of Wadddington WI Mrs Jean Oldroyd welcome everyone to the meeting and introduced guest speakers Peter and Cecilia Burton who spoke about “Mary’s Meals”.

They explained this is a feeding programme which began with 200 children in Malawi in 2002, it now feeds 340 children every school day. In 2004 feeding began in India, Albania, Kenya, Uganda and the Philippines. Feeding in Haiti began in 2006. Cecilia said Mary’s Meals is a non-denominational charity supported by people of all faiths and feeding children of all faiths. It was named after Mary, the mother of Jesus. Peter told members their mission is to ensure every child in the world gets at least one meal a day in a place of education. Cecilia and Peter also collect and send school bags and holdalls filled with essential items such as soap, towel, toothbrush, pens, pencils and tennis balls, to poor countries. Thanks were expressed by Mrs Barbara Brown.

A soup lunch will be held in the Methodist school on Monday, August 29th.

The next meeting will be on August 9th in the Methodist Church schoolroom when the speaker will be Dr Craig Hughes on “From barrister to beekeeper”. Tea hostesses are M. Watson, E. Weaver and M. Wood.